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Clearance Given for 18 New Domestic and International Airports

As per the Greenfield Airports Policy- 2008, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) accords two stages clearances i.e. “site clearance” followed by “in-principle” approval for Greenfield airports. MoCA has granted ‘in principle’ approval for setting up of 18 Greenfield Airports across the country. Out of these 18 airports, the airport project at Pakyong ( Rs. 553.53 cr approx.) in Sikkim belongs ...

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Cabinet gives nod to 6 New IITs

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday granted ex-post facto approval to the Amendment to The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of six new IITs at Tirupati (AP), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwar (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Goa, Jammu (J&K) and conversion of ISM, Dhanbad to an IIT under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The approval will bring six new Indian Institutes ...

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NASA Selects Design for Astronaut Smartwatch App

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​ NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), through the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL), has partnered with Freelancer.com to crowdsource several designs for an Astronaut Smartwatch App, ideas for apps that use NASA’s Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocol, a number of CAD models of tools for the Robonaut 2 (R2), and other designs to be used on the International Space ...

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RBI Nod to 10 Microfinance Players to Widen Banking in Rural Areas

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted its in-principle permission for 10 out of 72 applicants to foray into the rural and untrapped segments of households with set conditions, which they were asked to fulfil before finally allowing them to open banks. Based on Bandhan Microfinance that romped into full-fledged Bandhan bank this year, the country’s central bank is ...

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New Male Circumcision Device ‘ShangRing’ Gets WHO Approval With Eye on HIV Prevention

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved a new voluntary male circumcision device called ‘SangRing’ that makes an operation redundant with minimal bleeding and disposable. ShangRing, named after its inventor Shang Jianzhong, comes with two concentric plastic rings that lock together over the foreskin and make male circumcision easier and help mostly the HIV prevention program in Africa. The program has ...

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Cabinet Okays ISRO Plan for 15 PSLV Missions Costing Rs.3090 crore

The Union Cabinet approved ISRO’s proposal to continue the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) program with 15 new operational flights  from PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50, costing Rs.3,090 crore. The cabinet gave approval to “enable launch of satellites required for earth observation, navigation and space sciences along with the possibility of clinching commercial launch service contracts”, said a statement. The program will ...

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Enrich Energy to Set up 60MW Solar Power Plant in Telangana

Pune-based Enrich Energy has been given nod to set up 60 Megawatt solar plant in Telangana as part of the ‘Solar Park’ under Open Offer to supply power to meet the states renewable power obligations. APTRANSCO (Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.) has issued a ‘Letter of Intent’ for setting up a 60 MW capacity Solar Park to Enrich Energy ...

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Driverless Cars to Hit Britain’s Roads as UK Govt Gives Approval

The British government has given its nod to go-ahead to test driver-less cars on public roads on Wednesday without any restrictions in an effort to take lead over other international lead players in the development of the new technology. Companies wishing to conduct tests in the country are not limited to the test track or certain geographical areas, do not ...

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US Agency Approves Binge Eating Disorder Drug

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults named Vyvanse, a first of its kind prescription drug, the US-based Obesity Society (TOS) said. “TOS has long supported new tools to assist with treating obesity. Given that if untreated, BED has shown in some people to lead to ...

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Kamal Nath okays Regional Rapid Transit System for Delhi suburbs

Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath has approved “in-principle” the proposal of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in three important corridors in the National Capital Region -- Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar, Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat and Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut. Nath directed the NCR Planning Board(NCRPB) to examine funding mechanisms like transit-oriented development potential, monetization of land and PPP model for implementing these capital-intensive projects. He said high speed connectivity ...

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